The Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple in China, has provided medical supplies and equipment to four hospitals across the country.

The Shangpa Foundation representing the temple handed over 500 oxygen concentrators, 5,000 disposable oxygen masks, 23,475 units of N99 and N95 surgical masks, 125,000 units of surgical and medical gloves, 2,180 goggles, 8,398 bottles of disinfectants and 1,200 PPEs to Nepal.

The equipment and supplies amounting to Rs 51.28 million (RMB 2.8 million) were handed over to the officials of four hospitals -- Dhulikhel Hospital, Kirtipur Hospital, Lumbini Hospital, and Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Pokhara.

Issuing a press release, the Shangpa Foundation thanked Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, China, Shanghai Jue Qun Cultural & Educational Foundation, China, and Tan Ngak Buay and Kee Meng Lang Foundation Limited, Singapore for responding immediately and providing their tremendous help in donating oxygen concentrators other medical equipment to Nepal.

The foundation also thanked the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, the Honorary Consulate of Nepal in Shanghai and Dhulikhel Hospital in Kathmandu for their logistics support.

Shangpa Foundation, established in 2006, has been active in humanitarian works in Nepal to provide relief during critical times including the 2015 earthquake and Covid-19 pandemic.